Lifetime Achievement Award 2012
Presented by Keith Madeley MBE Chairman Yorkshire Society.
A miner’s son from Upton with a B.Ed, M.A and P.HD, he has won two BAFTA’S, a Laurence Olivier, five Chicago Jefferson, six Edinburgh Fringe First and eight Los Angeles Drama Circle Awards. From 1984-2010 he was Artistic Director of Hull Truck Theatre which he took from bankruptcy into a £15million theatre. He has written extensively for T.V and radio and is Professor at several Universities. He was patron of Macmillan Cancer relief Haltemprice and is a patron of the Daisy Appeal at Castle Hill Hospital, as well as chairing Visit Hull and East Yorkshire. He is one of the most frequently performed playwrights in the world.